Well, how are you going to get a woman’s attention on an online dating site when your message is just one of hundreds? Attractive women are always outnumbered by guys on these hookup websites and dating sites. There are always more lonely men out there than there are women, because attractive women can always find someone willing to be with them. They just have to reign in their naturally unpleasant attitudes long enough to snare some guy, and before you know it, they are controlling him and telling him what he’s allowed to do, and generally running his life for him. But the average guy, online, is fighting to get noticed from among a sea of other dudes. It isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. You’ve got to fork over big bucks for paid memberships in a lot of adult dating and hookup sites, because if you don’t, you can’t contact the people you’d like to contact, and you can’t view messages that are sent to you. This is how the sites make their money.
Take away the money you spend outright on traditional dating and you’re still losing money in another way, and that is in terms of your time. You can’t ever get those hours back once you’ve wasted them, but have you considered the value that the time has in and of itself? Every hour you spend wasting your time trying to date someone is an hour you could have been spending doing almost anything else, from your work to something you might actually enjoy. When you waste time, you waste money. There is a utility cost to every hour spent trying and failing to make a connection with a woman.